The Event for Local, Sustainable, and Handmade Crafts Is Just Around the Corner, 12/13 & 12/20/14

The Event for Local, Sustainable, and Handmade Crafts Is Just Around the Corner, 12/13 & 12/20/14
The Ecology Center is proud to present its 23rd Annual Crafts Market, now under new leadership! This year the Crafts Market will take place on Saturday, December 13 and December 20 alongside the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market in Civic Center Park. Look forward to an even greater selection of local, handmade, and sustainable work from… Read more »

We Did It: Berkeley Beat Big Soda

We Did It: Berkeley Beat Big Soda
Thank you, Berkeley, for being so amazing! Thank you for passing Measure D! Berkeley’s sugar sweetened beverage tax passed last night with a 75% landslide vote. In a time of such political darkness, our local politics are a shining light of true democracy. This is a watershed moment: a tale of a small community taking… Read more »

New California Law Elevates Farmers’ Markets – Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center

New California Law Elevates Farmers' Markets - Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center
The Ecology Center’s weekly farmers’ markets are how we got our start building an alternative food system. Recently, our work in that realm has expanded, but less visibly to our local supporters and farmers’ market customers. That’s because we’re working behind the scenes statewide with other farmers’ market managers and partners, to replicate programs that… Read more »

Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots

Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots
Ecology Center staffer Lorenzo Flores has family connections to the UFW and Chicano movements. Here, he shares his history, and how his present role serving on the César Chávez Dolores Huerta Commemoration Committee has brought him full circle.  “Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede!” follows the sound of one loud single hand… Read more »